I'm writing to members of the DIV28 list serve to ask if you would be able to pass along our job ad (see below) to anyone who might be a good fit for this position in Psychology. The position is in Animal Neuroscience. Increasing the diversity of our faculty at Lawrence is a high priority campus-wide, so we are especially interested in reaching out to candidates who identify with groups currently underrepresented in the academy. In addition to asking you to pass along our ad, I would welcome receiving from you the names of potential candidates so that I can contact them directly to encourage them to apply. I would also welcome receiving the names of any of your colleagues who might be able to suggest additional potential candidates. May I use your name when I make these contacts?
Thank you in advance,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (PSYCHOLOGY) IN ANIMAL NEUROSCIENCE: Lawrence University, a 1500-student select liberal arts college in northeast Wisconsin with a conservatory of music, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 2018. Teaching responsibilities include basic and intermediate neuroscience courses (e.g., Behavioral Neuroscience; Psychopharmacology); advanced courses in the candidate's area(s) of expertise; Introductory Psychology; and teaching in Lawrence's flagship Freshman Studies program. Ph.D. required. Faculty at Lawrence are expected to engage in ongoing programs of scholarly activity. The successful candidate will engage in research in some area of animal neuroscience. The Psychology Department has extensive research facilities, including spacious labs for animal studies, and offers competitive start-up and grant writing support to help develop a sustainable research program.
We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: 1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or 2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research; and 3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogies to address the needs of a diverse student body. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and individuals of diverse backgrounds. See https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.
Send a letter of application; vita; statement of scholarly work; a copy of selected publications; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement on experience related to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the academic setting and ways that you could contribute to these efforts at Lawrence; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/EmploymentListings.html
by October 1, 2017. Questions may be addressed via email to the psychology department chair, Beth Haines, firstname.lastname@example.org.